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Court takes strict approach when interpreting deemed agreement provisions (Systems Pipework v Rotary Building Services)

Court takes strict approach when interpreting deemed agreement provisions (Systems Pipework v Rotary Building Services)
Published on: 14 December 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
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Construction analysis: The court rejected a contractor's argument that the sub-contractor’s failure to challenge its final account assessment meant that, under the terms of the sub-contract, the sub-contractor was deemed to have agreed with such assessment. Construing the relevant terms, the court held that the contractor was required to notify the sub-contractor of the ‘amount due for payment’, which it had not done—instead it had merely notified the value of the completed works. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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